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Pono Kai Resort

2.5 of 5 Resort   |   4-1250 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
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Ranked #7 of 12 hotels in Kapaa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Berkeley
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We liked this place as soon as we arrived. After a grueling 10 minute drive from the airport, we showed up at 10 AM. Check in was at 3 PM, and we were directed to a guest room that has a place to lock up your luggage if you want and a bathroom and some couches and a TV so... More

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Chemainus
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

B109 We had a lovely stay for sharing you lovely suite. Very clean enjoyable relaxing place. The view is 5* level entry which was great for my little gogo scooter. The fruit dropped by owners Dad did us ll week long. Thanks for sharing your wonderful condo.

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CHICAGO
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Location in Kappa, We had a Ocean Front Balcony on 3rd floor. We were able to see pods of Whales from our Balcony. Full kitchen with room. Rooms are somewhat dated. 45 Min to South end of Island 35 Min to North end of Island from Kappa. Grounds are well kept..Friendly staff. Resort has 10 pm 8 am quiet... More

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CondoRentalsHI, Condo Rental Agency at Pono Kai Resort, responded to this review

Mahalo for your review of the Pono Kai Resort. I am not sure if you stayed in one of the condos our vacation rental company manages, but glad to hear you were able to see whales from your lanai! Guests also like to walk along the paved beachfront trail and look for whales. We hope to see you at the... More

Houston, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful resort and our condo had a gorgeous view of the beach. Most everything in Kapaa was within walking distance of the resort. We enjoyed walking on the boardwalk that is between the beach and the resort. The grounds are gorgeous. Will definitely stay here again.

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san diego, ca
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77 reviews 77 reviews
16 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pono Kai is an older resort which is half time share/ half vacation rentals by owners. C-305 is a VRBO newly remodeled with AC in the bedroom and available through a rental agent at a price lower than renting a condo from the resort. If this unit is not available, only go for the oceanfront buildings which are A,.B, C,... More

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Toowoomba, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for a week at Christmas time. This is a lovely, spacious resort and we had a large two bedroom unit. The decor was good and the unit was well appointed. The grounds were immaculate and well landscaped and it was only a short walk to the beach. Unfortunately, the only thing that let down the unit were... More

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Alberta
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here in January 2014, at Building B on the ground floor. We faced the ocean and we were literally 25 steps from the beach. Our view of the ocean, especially in the morning as the sun rose, was amazing. Overall, we were happy to be in Kauai and would return to this resort under certain... More

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Courtenay, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We were here from the 21st - 28th of Feb and had a great time. We were concerned at first given the reviews about noisy rooms and such but when we got there we were pleasantly surprised. We stayed in E205, although considered garden view we also had a nice view of the the ocean. Yes the rooms are a... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Stayed first week February 2014 and had a great time. We were in the second building, room 203 overlooking the garden. We were near the main road and noise was not a factor at all. The grounds are immaculate and the small Koi pond was beautiful. We had a 2 bd, 2 bath and it was a very spacious unit.... More

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CondoRentalsHI, Condo Rental Agency at Pono Kai Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Pono Kai Resort. While our condo management company does not manage the exact condo you stayed in, we do represent a collection of condos at the Pono Kai Resort. You hit the nail on the head with your review of the fantastic grounds and ideal location. That is great you got to explore... More

Santa Barbara, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Kauai for me is the most relaxing Island in the Hawaiian Island chain. I have been staying at the Pono Kai for many years and hope to return for many years to come. I enjoy an ocean front condo that is quiet, clean and well maintained. It's just the best place for me to return to me!

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Additional Information about Pono Kai Resort

Address: 4-1250 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Kapaa
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Kapaa
#5 Family Hotel in Kapaa
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Kapaa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Pono Kai Resort 2.5*
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